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Number 3 at State Dept. on Kim Jong Il: Smart, Witty, Problem-Solver, Humorous, Engaged
The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/20/11 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 12/20/2011 10:34:54 AM PST by Nachum

Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs at the State Department, had some rather nice things to say about the reclusive Kim Jong Il, the dictatorial leader of North Korea who died a few days ago. She had met the rogue dictator, Josh Rogin reports, when Sherman "served as State Department counselor and North Korea policy coordinator under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, [and had] traveled to Pyongyang with Albright in 2000."

An NPR obituary quotes the high ranking State Department official as saying that "He was smart and a quick problem-solver," and that "[Kim Jong Il] is also witty and humorous. Our overall impression was very different from the way he was known to the outside world."

Sherman sat next to Kim at a stadium to watch a huge festival of synchronized dancing. She says she turned to Kim and told him she had the sense that in some other life, he was a "great director."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dept; jong; kim; state

1 posted on 12/20/2011 10:35:03 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 12/20/2011 10:36:14 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

A quick problem solver? I guess so when you are the absolute dictator who can have any dissent instantly quashed with violent force and have anyone who dares to complain murdered.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 10:38:11 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Nachum

Just Wow! How can you say those things about the dictator of one of the World’s worst Hell-holes? I mean there is no one else to blame if the people are literally starving, right?


4 posted on 12/20/2011 10:39:37 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Nachum
a quick problem-solver

Yeah, shooting people on sight for any perceived slight is quite decisive.
5 posted on 12/20/2011 10:40:25 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

From the same people who think Obama is smart and engaged.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 10:40:25 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Nachum

Yes, like her boss at the time, Miss Halfbright, Ms Sherman seems to be have been enamored by the inconsequentials of Kim’s personality and gave little thought, or concern to the real life consequences of his actions.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 10:40:46 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Nachum

Oh, and that visit by Madeline Half-wit was the single worst example of toadying ever done by a SecState. I wouldn’t ‘brag’ about accompanying Mad Maddy to the Hermit Kingdom.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 10:41:51 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Nachum

And these morons are in charge. FUBO!


9 posted on 12/20/2011 10:43:25 AM PST by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: Tallguy

Lefties also thought that Stalin, Mao, Mussolini and Hitler were cool at one time or another.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 10:43:25 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

>>> Number 3 at State Dept. on Kim Jong Il: Smart, Witty, Problem-Solver, Humorous, Engaged

How about substituting Kim Jong Il with Obama? I bet she used the same words.

Number 3 at State Dept. on Barack Hussein Obama: “Smart, Witty, Problem-Solver, Humorous, Engaged”

Or Hugo Chavez? Or ..... you get the gist.


11 posted on 12/20/2011 10:43:45 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Nachum

Maybe she should move to N Korea to get a more accurate picture of the situation.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 10:45:46 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum
2011 State Department press release on death of Adolph Hitler:

"Charismatic, widely admired,he was dog lover who enjoyed playful pooches."

13 posted on 12/20/2011 10:46:21 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

“From April 1996 until July 1997, Sherman was President and CEO of the newly recreated Fannie Mae Foundation,”

Pretty good for someone witha degree in social work. She could care less that there are actual working concentration camps in North Korea. Disgusting C&*t. It staggers the mind to think that she was charmed by him, knowing what was well known about the death camps there.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 10:50:29 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Nachum

Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of Useful Idiots ...


15 posted on 12/20/2011 10:51:39 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Nachum
Wendy Sherman met the Dear Leader while working under Maddie Albright at the State Department. They all had a wonderful time!


16 posted on 12/20/2011 10:58:37 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

So utterly Obama-esque! The quintessential distillation for all that is the demented, convoluted left-wing, liberal mindset, perspective on the world.


17 posted on 12/20/2011 10:58:58 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Nachum

1 and 2 and their boss aren’t too swift either....


18 posted on 12/20/2011 10:59:35 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Nachum

“...smart and a quick problem-solver...” So is my Westie, but he shouldn’t be in charge of a country!


19 posted on 12/20/2011 11:01:20 AM PST by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Nachum

When the 1, 2 and 3 spots of your department are occupied with incompetent morons, you can assume most everyone else in the department is a twit.

State needs to be cleaned out.


20 posted on 12/20/2011 11:01:52 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: Nachum

I bet she brought her knee pads with her on that trip.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 11:05:41 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: Nachum
The Norks have reported and put in their school textbooks that Kim Jong-Il neither urinated nor defecated. That's probably what did him in and put him into his present condition of Pickled Kim-Chia.
22 posted on 12/20/2011 11:10:41 AM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: Nachum

Wendy Sherman ‘views’ on Vaclav Havel:

1) Unenlightened Western Civilization supporter

2) Capitalist Exploiter

3) Misunderstood the magnificence of Communism

4) Worshiper of the false hope called Liberty

5) Did not starve any Czechs in order to combat global overpopulation

6) Too much of an admirer of Ronald Reagan

7) Failed to grasp the leadership of the Soviet Union

8) Not a worldly multiculturalism supporter

9) Too Christian

10) Never let Obama bow to him.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 11:14:09 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Nachum

North Korea is the utopia the Leftists seek to impose on the USA and the rest of the world.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 11:15:18 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

25 posted on 12/20/2011 11:16:11 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Sherman

From April 1996 until July 1997, Sherman was President and CEO of the newly recreated Fannie Mae Foundation, which developed to promote home ownership. She was also a member of the operating committee of Fannie Mae...

26 posted on 12/20/2011 11:16:12 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Nachum

Leftscum generally idolize dictators because that’s who they want to be, so this is no surprise...


27 posted on 12/20/2011 11:21:27 AM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: JPG

“The Norks have reported and put in their school textbooks that Kim Jong-Il neither urinated nor defecated. That’s probably what did him in and put him into his present condition of Pickled Kim-Chia. “

Now we know why he died!!! He filled up and went blind!


28 posted on 12/20/2011 11:26:57 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Nachum
"He was smart and a quick problem-solver,"

Except for that little problem of perpetual famine.

29 posted on 12/20/2011 11:30:45 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Noumenon

Killers-Without-Conscience Ping.


30 posted on 12/20/2011 11:32:32 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Nachum

Hell, they say the same about Obama - might be some dots to connect...


31 posted on 12/20/2011 11:34:25 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Nachum

I remember everytime there was a new Soviet leader, and there were a few before Gorby, that they were all moderates because they got the suits from Seville Row and liked to drink scotch.


32 posted on 12/20/2011 11:37:30 AM PST by AU72
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Merveilleiux, mon chien!


33 posted on 12/20/2011 11:40:45 AM PST by golux
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To: Nachum

ACK? Who are the fiends in human form at the State Department? Nork is one of the most hellish countries in the world. The government tortures, starves, and performs Nazi like experiments on their people. The entire country is a vile concentration camp.

I want our country back.


34 posted on 12/20/2011 11:48:27 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: lbryce

USS Pueblo!!!


35 posted on 12/20/2011 11:50:46 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That’s basically Paul Krugman’s lament that the US isn’t more like China.


36 posted on 12/20/2011 12:13:10 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Fireone

Wendy you ignorant sl_t.


37 posted on 12/20/2011 12:29:20 PM PST by mikec256
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Well played! List made me laugh.

I could never sit next to Kim without imagining all the horrors he has inflicted. How this little twit can gush about him is maddening. Maybe he gave her a ride on his little jong after the show.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 1:31:28 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: DesertRhino
When you say the death camps were "well known", you have to remember they were only well known by people whose minds aren't clouded by the leftist worldview. When the lefties hear about death camps, starvation, etc, they just imagine it must be right-wing propaganda. They just know that the real villains are the meddling American imperialists and their fascist South Korean stooges.
39 posted on 12/20/2011 2:56:33 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Nachum
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I bet (to hell and back again) that cute-little-intellectual Miss Wendy Sherman ...

... would view the "Witty Dictator" through darker glasses if his commie thugs had raped her in a North Korean dungeon for 8-10 years, just before her parents and little brothers and sisters were publicly executed for ...

... reading a secret copy of the New York Times ... smuggled in from Moscow ... back in 1987 ...

... and a Counter-Revolutionary Childrens' propaganda book ... "The Cat in the Hat" ...



Miss Wendy is CLEARLY just another of Stalin's "Useful Idiots" ...


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40 posted on 12/20/2011 5:52:04 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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